Data mining people: Usama Fayyad

If you’re reading this blog regularly, you now trends in my posts. Out of the news related to data mining, two headings are recurrent: the small book review (my comments on a book somehow related to data mining) and the data mining application (a summary of a research paper about data mining). Today, I introduce a new one: data mining people. The idea is to briefly resume biography of someone important in the data mining field.

In this post, I begin with Usama Fayyad. He is Yahoo!’s chief data officer and senior vice president of Research & Strategic Data Solutions. Before joining Yahoo!, Fayyad co-founded and directed the DMX Group, a data mining consulting company.
He also co-founded and served as CEO of digiMine Inc., a data mining company. He worked as well with Microsoft and the NASA.

Here is a short biography of his studies:

  • BSE in both electrical and computer engineering (1984)
  • MSE in computer science and engineering (1986)
  • M.Sc. in mathematics (1989)
  • Ph.D. in engineering (1991)

Two famous publications of him are Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining and Information Visualization in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. Most information of this post have been taken at Yahoo! website.


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  1. Nice idea, Sandro.

    There are a lot of bright folks making great contributions to data mining out there. It’s good to see someone giving them some credit.


  2. Thanks Bill,

    I have some names in mind for the following weeks. However, any of your suggestions are warmly welcomed!


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